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Past Podcasts

An interview on Caregiver.com (with Gary Barg)

An interview with Nurse Keith

Interview on Fit For Joy

Contact Edward

  1. How did you become a caregiver?
  2. Can you tell us more about how you overcame compassion fatigue?
  3. In your book, you define caregivers more broadly than most of us are familiar with. Can you elaborate on who are the caregivers?
  4. Can you help us understand why caregivers are resistant in seeking help and self-care?
  5. What is compassion fatigue and why do most caregivers experience it?
  6. You mention that there are three cultural taboos that caregivers struggle with in developing skills of self-care. Can you tell us more?
  7. Caregivers share a common bond with other caregivers who share their similar roles. What are the strengths and challenges of these groups.

Bio

Edward Smink, the founder of The Soul of Caregiving Coaching Practice, is an in-demand speaker, coach, and author of The Soul of Caregiving, A Caregiver’s Guide to Healing and Transformation. Edward holds an Associate Degree in Nursing from Newton Junior College, a BA in Psychology from Boston College, an MA in Counseling Psychology, a MA and PhD in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is a former Registered Nurse, Healthcare Executive in Mission, Values, Spirituality, Ethics, End of Life Care, and Community Health. He holds titles as a Board-Certified Chaplain with the National Association of Catholic Chaplains and is an Associate Coach with the International Coaching Federation.

He attributes his skills from his experiences at the bedside as well as his overcoming severe compassion fatigue and burnout. He offers hope to those suffering from compassion fatigue because he knows it is possible to move from isolation and fear to renewed hope and energy.

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Edward has appeared on several podcasts including the following: 1. Interview Caregiver.com with Gary Brag 2. Interview on the Nurse Keith Show with Keith Carlson 3. Interview on the Fit for Joy Podcast with Valeria Teles

Questions for Edward

  1. How did you become a caregiver?
  2. Can you tell us more in how you overcame compassion fatigue?
  3. In your book, you define caregivers more broadly then most of us are familiar with. Can you elaborate on who are the caregivers?
  4. Can you help us understand why caregivers are resistant in seeking help and self-care?
  5. What is compassion fatigue and why do most caregivers experience it?
  6. You mention that there are three cultural taboos that caregivers struggle with in developing skills of self-care. Can you tells us more?
  7. Caregivers share a common bond with other caregivers who share their similar roles. What are the strengths and challenges of these groups.

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